Monday, 19 February 2018

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Te Tiriti o Waitangi
We are learning to describe the history of the Treaty of Waitangi and
analyse the effect that this document has on us in 2018

1 . When did the Māori arrive in New Zealand?:

Voyages at some time between 1250 - 1300

2. What was life like for Māori before the Treaty?:

Before the treaty of Waitangi Queen Victoria's government gained
the sole right to purchase land.

3. What were Pakeha doing in New Zealand before the Treaty?:

Māori and Pākehā throughout the 1830s. The British were worried
about French interest in New Zealand. ...
By 1839 a total of 52 Māori chiefs had signed the Declaration,
which they saw as the guarantee of their independence.

What is a treaty?:

A formally concluded and ratified agreement between states.



5.Why did some Māori  agree to sign the Treaty?:

Treaty of Waitangi was a written agreement made in 1840 between
the British Crown (the monarch) and more than 500 Māori chiefs


6.Why did the British want a Treaty?:

They wanted it because controls on sales of Māori land to Europeans.


7.When was the Treaty signed?:

The treaty was signed on 6th February 1840


8.Who translated the Treaty into Te Reo Māori?:

James Busby ( British Resident ), Henry Williams ( Missionary)
and his son Edward were the ones who translated English into Maori,
Hobson presented this Maori language.


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